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In a non mobile application which is powered by a battery and it has to be powered on during weeks without recharging it.

Is Android suitable? Or an embedded Linux is better ?

Android has a power management feature, but can we control it or is it something "automatic" ?

  • Does the app require any sort of network access or interaction? Phones with large (>=4000mAh) batteries and tablets can easily make >2 weeks of standby in airplane mode (tablets can even make >4), but once WiFi or cellular is on, or a wakelock is in the background, nothing stays live for more than a week. – Andy Yan Oct 4 '16 at 12:21
  • I have to be in a sleep mode (not airplane because it's not a phone) and when I have data comming from internet wake up the system. But maybe is a wakelock that do the job? – Tagadac Oct 4 '16 at 13:16
  • Sounds like a push mechanism should do. I don't have further knowledge in that, unfortunately. – Andy Yan Oct 4 '16 at 14:06
  • Android would be overkill. – Άνδρας Oct 4 '16 at 14:57
  • Is there no systems like APM or ACPI in Linux for Android? Can't we control the power consumption of the chip at a very low level? – Tagadac Oct 4 '16 at 15:01

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